CAPRE Exclusive | The Cloud On-Ramp Game: What Challenges Are End-Users Encountering Along the Journey to Cloud?

BOSTON, MA – CAPRE’s Data Center Summits are all about connections – both figuratively and literally. That’s why panel discussions about cloud on-ramps and connectivity have become a staple of CAPRE’s events. CAPRE’s Third Annual Greater Boston Data Center & Cloud Infrastructure Summit was the latest iteration of that panel, and it kicked off with an evergreen question that goes beyond the Cloud on-ramp crowd’s day to day. John Fidler, Manager and Solutions Engineer at INAP asked one of his panelists (and a co-worker) to discuss an evergreen, but ever-changing, question: "What have you seen in terms of challenges with getting to the Cloud? When people come to you, what seems to be the challenge that they’re facing and how are each of you addressing that challenge?" "A lot of people are not ready from a virtualization perspective. Their apps are not really set up that way. They’re not born that way. So they are challenged with that," replied Dan Gauvin, Senior Director, INAP, first to offer a response to the question among the three-member panel. "I think there’s definitely a shift that wants to take place in addition to just transforming technologies. That’s really not the driver. The driver is looking to reduce their day to day operations burden. They want to eliminate things that are not germane to the things they’re trying to accomplish in their core business." "So they’re looking to not only transform technology but outsource…